Week In Review: Design, Low Power


Qualcomm, NXP, Infineon, Nordic, and Bosch are jointly investing in a new RISC-V company, to be formed in Germany, that will speed up RISC-V’s adoption in commercial products. The company will be “a single source to enable compatible RISC-V based products, provide reference architectures, and help establish solutions widely used in the industry,” according to a press release. The co... » read more

Blog Review: May 31


Cadence's Moshik Rubin looks at how the Portable Test and Stimulus Standard (PSS) is finding new use cases in ATE production test by enabling creation of a rich set of functional test scenarios in a reusable way. Synopsys' LJ Chen and Dana Neustadter check out the latest version of the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) standard, which doubles the data transfer rate of the preceding UFS 3.1 solut... » read more

Week In Review: Semiconductor Manufacturing, Test


The U.S. Commerce Department  launched Chips.gov, a website that covers all aspects of the CHIPS Act, including funding opportunities and job openings. In similar vein, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger focused on the future of semiconductor manufacturing in America in a talk at MIT. Intel has committed to expanding semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S., including spending an initial $20 billion on ne... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Pervasive computing Renesas introduced a narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) chipset and dev kit for the Indian market. The LTE NB-IoT modem chipset, the RH1NS200, was designed for Indian telecommunications carriers by targeting bands 1,3, 5 and 8 and by following India’s carrier-approved LTE protocol stack and software suite. Low power usage is built in — it has a low Power Saving Mode... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Pervasive computing Swedish-based Ericsson is selling its IoT business platform to Aeris for an undisclosed amount. Ericsson will transfer its IoT Accelerator and Connected Vehicle Cloud businesses and assets to Aeris, a company that focuses on industrial, automotive, and medical IoT networks. The complexity and fragmentation of the IoT space requires more custom and hands on maintenance. Acco... » read more

Startup Funding: November 2022


November was a month for mega-rounds, with ten companies receiving investments of at least $100 million. One of those is a startup providing connectivity solutions for data centers and enabling use of the memory pooling functionality in the latest update to the CXL standard. Two quantum computer startups were part of the $100M+ club this month — one using very cold atoms to take on not only q... » read more

Challenges In Backside Power Delivery


One of the key technologies to enable scaling below 3nm involves delivering of power on the backside of a chip. This novel approach enhances signal integrity and reduces routing congestion, but it also creates some new challenges for which today there are no simple solutions. Backside power delivery (BPD) eliminates the need to share interconnect resources between signal and power lines on t... » read more

Where All The Semiconductor Investments Are Going


Companies and countries are funneling huge sums of money into semiconductor manufacturing, materials, and research — at least a half-trillion dollars over the next decade, and maybe much more — to guarantee a steady supply of chips and know-how to support growth across a wide swath of increasingly data-centric industries. The build-out of a duplicate supply chain that can guarantee capac... » read more

Why Gas Sensing Is Becoming Localized


Sensors that measure air flow, air quality, and chemical makeup are being deployed increasingly for both indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring, in homes, automobiles, and industrial facilities. But despite a raft of new applications for these devices, the necessary standards needed to calibrate and compare those devices are trailing well behind rapid development of new types and combinati... » read more

How Quickly Can SiC Ramp?


Device makers across the globe are ramping silicon carbide (SiC) manufacturing, with growth set to really take off starting in 2024. It’s been almost five years since Tesla and STMicroelectronics threw down the gauntlet with SiC in the Model 3. Now, no one doubts the market pull for electric vehicles, but consumers are still clamoring for better range and faster charging. SiC devices are a... » read more

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